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Otterbein College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1847
Affiliation: United Methodist
Academic calendar: Quarter
Undergraduate student body: 2,804
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $75,489,749
Admissions Address

1 Otterbein College
Westerville, OH 43081

Website

http://www.otterbein.edu

Admissions E-mail

UOtterB@Otterbein.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.4
Send application by: June 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Cass Johnson
Admissions office telephone: (614) 823-1500
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: June 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 15
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.otterbein.edu/Admission/Applying/application.asp Tuition deposit: $150 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: None (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab N/A 2
Foreign language 2 4
Social studies 3 4
History 2 2
Academic electives 0 0
Total academic units 17 22

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: April 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: April 15
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Important
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 76%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 76%
Total applicants: 2,806
Total acceptances: 2,136
Total freshman enrollment: 661
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 1,038
Male acceptances: 743
Male freshman enrollment: 256
 
Female applicants: 1,768
Female acceptances: 1,393
Female freshman enrollment: 405
Out-of-state freshmen: 8%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 24%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 55%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 85%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 86%
Average high school GPA: 3.4
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 40%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 480 – 600
Math: 470 – 590
Combined: 950 – 1190

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 3.0% 2.0%
600-699 24.0% 20.0%
500-599 42.0% 44.0%
400-499 24.0% 29.0%
300-399 6.0% 5.0%
200-299 1.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 90%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 20 – 26
Math: 19 – 25
Composite: 20 – 26

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 5.0% 9.0% 5.0%
24-29 39.0% 36.0% 37.0%
18-23 49.0% 42.0% 42.0%
12-17 7.0% 12.0% 16.0%
6-11 0.0% 1.0% 0.0%
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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